a personal standpoint, being a website webmaster, it comes along
with a main problem that will eventually be our downfall, real life
situations taking over.
webmasters today are 'young' with full of time to give and sometimes
dont realise that one day real life situations such as "marridge",
"moving home", "kids", "work" etc will be a big aspect
to test our nerves, to determine the best of the best and to see
where our websites will eventually end up.
websites have felt the pressure of real life taking over personal
hobbies, such notables are Emucamp, EmuHQ, Retrogames, Retrobase,
Emuviews etc, all ran by great webmasters who used to be cutting
edge in their time, but due to changing times, dont have as much
time as they would like to dedicate to running their websites. Another
aspect is desire, maybe real life incidents etc have changed their
perspective on priorities which may make their hobby of running
a website suffer.
is understandable as a fellow webmaster I can see their point, over
the years I have had personal problems/changes that have effected
my workrate at emuunlim.org, without my fellow newsposters/updaters
emuunlim.org would have paid the price of not being updated which
we have seen on 'some' of the sites above.
a way we can critisise the above sites on lack of updates, but people
dont realise that these webmasters are not getting any younger and
their hobby time is being drained year by year, to an extent that
updates are an occasional occurance.
we will all end up in the same situation, webmasters and visitors,
we cannot ignore real life overwriting our great hobbies, namely
emulation for us.
one day emuunlim.org will cease to exist leaving a webmaster who
used to give all of his time to a great hobby, growing old, but
with great memories of his past, such as which emulators themselves
has done with me today.
for thought. Till Next Time......